To: ‘info@conservative.ca‘; Ed – M.P. Fast; ‘ed@edfast.ca
Subject: RE: Honour Killings, Child Marriage, Female Genetal Mutilation


Dear Spineless Canadian Government,


When are you going to stop calling these “cultural practices”?

These practices define and confirm: ABSENCE OF CULTURE !!


Honour killing is premeditated first degree murder.

Female Genetal Mutilation is aggravated sexual assault, torture, unlawful confinement, you name it.

Child marriage is kidnapping, unlawful confinement, torture, rape, slavery, etc.


Call these what they are, enforce Canadian laws, and hand out the punishments !!!!!!!!!!!!!




Eric van Steenis

Abbotsford, BC  V3G 2L1


From: Rona Ambrose, MP [mailto:info=conservative.ca@cmail1.comOn Behalf Of Rona Ambrose, MP
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:31 PM
To: Eric Van Steenis
Subject: Protecting Canadians



I’m proud of our Conservative government’s strong emphasis on protecting Canadian women and girls from barbaric cultural practices.

I recently read about the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) – a horrific custom still practiced in some parts of the world – in England. It is estimated that up to 170,000 women and girls living in the UK have had to undergo this practice.

Please take a minute to read more about how we are protecting Canada from barbaric cultural practices.

Eric, we can’t be complacent. We can’t assume that countries like Canada are immune from these practices.

That’s why Canada’s Conservatives explicitly condemned FGM in our 2011 citizenship guide for new immigrants. It’s also why we introduced our Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act last year.

Our Conservative government believes that all women and girls who have chosen to make Canada their home deserve the full protection of Canadian law.

That’s why we have made it clear: cultural practices like FGM, child marriage, and so-called “honour killings” are not acceptable.

Add your name to let me know you agree.


Rona Ambrose
MP, Edmonton–Spruce Grove